National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law at Stetson announces new staff members

Contact Aaron Reincheld
Communications Specialist

Gulfport, Fla. – The National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law at Stetson University College of Law has recently added five staff members to aid with its expanding research and outreach efforts.

The Clearinghouse added Gregory Hill, deputy director; Diana Botluk, director of research; Susan Zucker, director of technology and distance education; Catherine Guthrie, law and science fellow; and Lea Gregg, administrative assistant.

“I am thrilled to have these exceptionally qualified, motivated individuals join our existing staff of other talented professionals,” said Carol Henderson, Clearinghouse director. “We look forward to providing even more services to the legal, scientific and law enforcement communities.”

The Clearinghouse was formed in 2003 to educate lawyers, judges and law enforcement personnel about new technology, methods of evaluating scientific evidence and whether such evidence is admissible in court. It is a program of the National Institute of Justice.

About the staff members:

Gregory Hill
Gregory Hill is an associate member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is working with the National Forensic Science and Technology Center to develop a DNA Mock Trial for President George W. Bush’s DNA Initiative. Hill previously worked as Tampa police officer, a private attorney and an assistant public defender for two judicial circuits.

Hill was a recipient of the Arthur A. Schomberg Graduate Fellowship and Gilbert D. Moore Fellowship to study law at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, where he earned his law degree.

Diana Botluk – Director of Research
Diana Botluk is the author of the “The Legal List: Research on the Internet,” a book published annually by West Group. She was named one of the top eight online legal researchers in T.R. Halvorson’s 1999 book, “Law of the Super Searchers: The Online Secrets of Top Legal Researchers.” Botluk taught legal research at both the University of Maryland and Catholic University of America, where she served as a reference librarian in the Judge Kathryn J. Dufour Law Library for 17 years. She is also a regular contributor to the Web journal and frequently teaches Internet resources seminars. Botluk earned her law degree from Catholic.

Susan Zucker – Director of Technology and Distance Education
Dr. Susan Zucker has 10 years’ experience directing educational programs. Her areas of expertise includes instructional technology integration; Web course development and online applications; curriculum design and delivery; and faculty and staff development. She teaches Web-based distance delivery graduate courses for the University of South Florida’s College of Education. She has served as director of instructional services at USF, assistant professor of medical education in USF’s College of Medicine, and assistant director of the Holland & Knight Education Institute of Holland & Knight LLP. She has edited training material for the Center for Disease Control, published articles, and made numerous presentations to national audiences. She earned a doctorate in instructional technology with a cognate in medical informatics from USF. She also earned a master’s degree in education from USF.

Catherine Guthrie – Law and Science Fellow
Catherine Guthrie is a cum laude graduate from Stetson University College of Law, where she earned six Book Awards and served as a research assistant. Upon graduation, she received the Florida Bar Labor and Employment Law Section Dean W. Gary Vause Award and the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award.

Lea Gregg – Administrative Assistant

Lea Gregg most recently worked with Citizens Electric Corporation researching government grants. She has provided administrative support services for the University of Tampa in several departments, working collaboratively in special projects including the Better World Campaign and United Nations Foundation “Nations United, United Nations” Town Hall meetings. She also worked with California Assemblyman George Runner.